Aug 182015
 

The Resource Center can work with you and your teachers to conduct an onsite professional development workshop that fits your specific needs. Contact us by phone (205-345-2725) or email for more information on the workshops below, or let us customize a workshop for you.

  • New Teacher Training
    • Creating course syllabus
    • Creating course calendar
    • Utilizing advisory/craft committee
    • Preparing detailed lesson plans
    • Evaluating students
    • Preparing a Rubric for scoring
    • Learning Styles of students
    • Teaching Techniques
    • Selecting lesson delivery method
    • New and innovative ways of teaching
      • Project-based teaching
      • Contextual teaching
      • Collaborative teaching
      • Cooperative teaching
      • Probable solving
      • Decision making
      • Critical thinking
  • Integrating Industry into Career Technical Schools and Shops
    • Creating Advisory Committees that function
    • Making shops/labs reflect industry
    • Allowing industry leaders to be present in classroom/shop
  • Implementing Changes Necessary for Today’s Career Technical Education
    • Changing teaching techniques
    • Allowing students to make decisions
    • Involving industry
    • Utilizing group techniques
    • Integrating project-based teaching
    • Integrating technology into curriculum
  • What Happened to Our Career Technical Programs?
    • Why is finding qualified teachers more difficult?
    • New teachers vs. educational and training requirements
    • Keeping up to date both technically and professionally
    • What to do because funds are lacking
    • How to recruit students
    • How to retain students
  • Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
    • Why are programs disappearing?
    • Where did professionalism go?
    • Why are younger teachers not as professional as older teachers?
    • Where is your industry involvement?
    • How do you stack up with local industry?
    • How do you stack up with local community?
    • How do you stack up with local school population?
  • Project-Based Teaching
    • Value of project-based teaching
    • What is true project-based learning?
    • Why many teachers do not understand how to utilize it
    • Why should I do it?
    • When is it used?
    • How to implement it
  • The Hiring Process
    • How to hire career and technical teachers